Description: I wanted to capture the feeling of fleeting moments and opportunities as they come and go throughout our lives. They appear, break up, transition into something new or dissipate never to come again.
In 2013, I sold my graphic design business and returned to fine art full-time. Since then my paintings have been in many juried art shows and won various awards. I’ve also had several solo shows and was a participant in the Greenville, South Carolina invitation-only show, Celebration of Women Artists. My paintings are in many public and private collections throughout the United States.
Early in my career, I painted in a realistic or naturalistic style, but I have gradually moved more toward abstract.
I especially enjoy abstract because it allows me to give form to the intangible and to express realities beyond what we can observe in everyday life.
I am fascinated by our mysterious universe and the awesome power of how our earth came to be. This morphing, evolving, ever-changing dance of becoming inspires many of my paintings. The mystery of the cosmos and our own private journey through life as we grow, change, and redefine ourselves, touch my soul and keep me coming back to the canvas.
Robert Henri, an American painter and teacher in the early 1900s, said we all have a song inside us and it is the responsibility of artists to be true to ourselves and sing with all our hearts.
My hope is that “the song I sing” through my art inspires those who see it and allows them to experience the world in new and beautiful ways.